Indian Health Service Intake/Aftercare Coordinator in Hemet, California

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Hemet, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 5/27/2016 (146 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (72 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.


This also amend the job announcement of the following:

To read "Submit a copy of license/certification." under Qualification - Selective Factor.

Position is Open Until Filled, which is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. The first Cut-off date for referral of qualified candidate(s) to be considered for available vacant position will be 06/10/16. Thereafter, Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill the job.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Position is located in a Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) in Hemet, CA. The YRTC provides inpatient substance abuse and alcohol treatment to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native youth and will help California tribal youth find healthy directions in life. The YRTC has a capacity of 32 beds, 3 transitional rooms and 5 family suites. It delivers residential treatment services in an integrated, multi-disciplinary manner, including 12-step and American Indian spirituality based practices, to adolescents who are affected by substance abuse, and in most cases, co-occurring mental conditions. The purpose of the position is to supervise and deliver quality general care to youth ages 12 to 17 years of age with substance use/chemical dependency/co-occurring problems.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Manage and oversee the work assignments and performance of intake/aftercare coordinators.
  • Oversee record keeping, ensuring record keeping is current.
  • Assist in the development, streamlining, dissemination, and correct completion of the Intake Packet Questionnaire and will train the other staff in these processes.
  • Conduct site visits to tribal and urban programs, and may visit detention centers, schools, jails, courts, community service centers, etc., for the services that are available and the admission application process.
  • Responsible for the entire intake process and ensure that all staff are trained and aware of the process.
  • Maintain effective communication with all departments through email, memos and meetings.
  • Document clients' progress in the chart using notation and format designated in the policies and procedures, ensuring entries are made on completion of assessment, and upon implementation of the treatment plan.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 - 2 days per month when necessary to attend meetings/training
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • ### Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Degree: social work. Must fulfill all of the requirements for the master's degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Master's degree with practicum: Applicants who complete all of the requirements for a master's degree in social work that included a practicum are eligible for GS-9.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Experience in a solid theoretical foundation for the treatment of substance use disorders, including but not restricted to the 12-step model, family systems theory, knowledge of cultural and community factors in substance abuse; oversee and deliver quality general care to youth ages 12 to 17 years of age with substance use/chemical dependency/co-occurring problems; conduct chart audits to identify incomplete records or deficiencies; knowledge of patient management tools, including but not limited to intakes, assessments, progress notes, treatment plan development, aftercare planning, and discharge summaries; and knowledge of adolescent development, which includes rights of passage, parent-child relationships, various adolescent social norms, and adolescent chemical dependency behavior.

SELECTIVE FACTOR: Must possess and maintain a current State license or certification. Submit a copy of license/certification.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.

Additional selections of candidates may be made from a promotion certificate within 90 days from the date the selection certificate was issued. The positions to be filled must have the same title, series, and grade, geographic location and the same qualification requirements as in the original vacancy announcement.

One-year or two-year trial period or a one-year probationary period may be required.


Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $54,664.00 to $71,058.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0185-09/09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Any U.S. Citizens, including candidates eligible under Indian Preference; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference, including applicants eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; and/or Schedule A.

Control Number: 440401900

Job Announcement Number: IHS-R1-CA-1663497-DE